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, washington. >>> at the white house today, president obama announced a major research project to unlock the mysteries of the human brain. the $100 million initiative would fund pure scientific research and produce leads toward treating brain disorders from autism and strokes to alzheimer's. scientists say they welcome the chance to spend money on research at a time when science budgets are getting squeezed. but it's not clear whether congress will actually approve this spending. >>> the state attorney general in arkansas is now investigating the break of an exxon mobil pipeline that sent thousands of gallons of crude oil flowing down the street into a residential neighborhood over easter weekend. the leak is bringing a lot of attention to our national network of pipelines, and re-igniting debate over another notable pipeline project. our report tonight from our chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson. >> reporter: from the air, it looks like a dark stain on this neighborhood. 20 miles north of little rock. >> the smell is unbelievable. i mean, look. incredible. and that
particularly at the places where the suffering is greatest. in washington, president obama and the first family attending easter services at st. john's church and the episcopal church. they h they-- we're told that former president and anti-apartheid leader, nelson mandela's condition is improving further. he's been receiving treatment for recurring pneumonia. a spokesperson saying he had a restful day out today. investors will be looking for signs for hiring and momentum. and this is stocks continuing to run into record territory with key indices breaking all-time highs. will the party, as they call it, continue on wall street? senior business correspondent and anchor of bulls and bears, brenda buttner with a look ahead to the week on wall street, brenda? >> harris, forget about lions and lambs, march was all about bulls on wall street. on the last trading day of the month, s & p which powers many of your 401(k)'s hit an all-time high. blue chips have been breaking records since early march and will main street follow wall street? the recovery is having a tough time. unemployment, while stubbo
at an age when the obama derangement syndrome runs washington. >> and the age when public opinion doesn't matter. i dispute the idea that momentum is gone. you see a poll every once in a while that indicates that in general terms. but if you look at the specific measures, do you support background checks, do you support ban on assault weapons. do you support ban on extended magazines? these things all win majorities. background checks wins, the last i checked the majority is around 90% and it hasn't dropped. >> the senators who are seen as the most obstructionist on this issue, even in their states, arkansas, 84% support background checks. louisiana, 85%, where mary landrieu is being chicken on the issue. montana, 79%. >> i have to read, this is one of my favorite columns, the economist wrote about america's gun divide, they wrote the truth is that gun control is going nowhere. one reason is that the millions of americans in favor of gun control do not live in the right places. support for gun control is geographically and racially concentrated in ways that sap the momentum of political
'll hear, don, is president obama call for congress in washington, d.c. to do what legislators in colorado have done, which is colorado, the president will say is a frontier state, a state that has a history and respect for gun ownership, but they did take some measures to add restrictions on gun ownership including universal background checks, expanding them and a ban on high sxaft magazine, i believe over 15 rounds. so president obama will say that congress and washington, d.c. should do what colorado has done. of course, they're very different. the legislature in colorado is democratic. where as in washington, d.c. this is obviously the house is republican and there are some questions about whether or not this gun control legislation will be able to get through the senate, because not every democrat is on board and certainly some republicans are not as well. so that's basically his pitch today. >> okay, so that's a political battle here. let's go to the front lines, so to speak. you spent time with agents on the front lines of the nation's battle with gunle hav le havgun. tell us what y
"washington journal" is next. ♪ good morning and welcome to "washington journal." 2013., march 29, president obama called on congress to pass gun-control legislation and urged americans to remember the victims of gun violence. he spoke at a white house surrounded by mothers whose children were killed in the shootings. calls on theyour president's call for renewed on rent -- and gun legislation. democrats -- republicans -- independents -- online.also find us send us a tweet by writing @cspanwj. span and facebook to weigh in. you can also e-mail us. here is the front page of the new york daily news this morning, quoting president obama -- yesterday, the president said "shame on us." inside of the new york daily news, it says -- let's take a lesson to president obama in his own words. [video clip] ." >> i read an article in the news hasother day, wondering, washington missed its opportunity because as time goes on after newtown, somehow people start moving on and for getting? people hereyou, the do not forget. grace's dad is not forgetting. has not forgotten. the notion that two mont
at this national journal headline that says, "obama's gambit raises pressure on boehner, edges washington towards a budget deal." do you think that is what this is doing? do you think the president is seeing who will blink over it? >> as you heard the congresswoman say, a lot of folks and not even just progressives, folks were concerned about chain cpi and sort of the impact that that's going to have. the president is really going to have to make clear what's the full picture in order to have the support that he needs to raise those stakes for boehner. i agree with what the congresswoman is saying that there's every likelihood given to history that there will be some reason why some -- now that this idea has been proposed by the president, it's a terrible idea and we can't go back to the status quo arguments. >> we heard on "morning joe" this morning that this could potentially exploit the cracks within the republican coalition. is this doing just that, exploiting those cracks and the analogy that i use that the republican party is like lucy with the football and charlie brown, once they get some
vote, even that i.d. from the state will not be good enough anymore under the new law. in washington, d.c. at the federal level, president obama has just established a bipartisan commission to try to fix what has gone so wrong with the basic running of the elections in this country, but in the states where they're actually making policy on these matters, already this year we have seen 55 measures introduced to make voting harder. not easier, harder, in 30 states. it's as if republicans in state legislatures looked at the debacle of 2012, the stay in line election and lawsuits over new requirements for voting and couldn't wait to order a second helping for that. today, arkansas republicans finished passing laws to make voting harder, a democrat governor vetoed the bill, but they overrided it, so it will be much harder to vote in the great state of arkansas. ige virginia, there was not even that last barrier of a governor. lawmakers passed their voter i.d. bill, and bob mcdonnell signed it, and that was it, let's make it harder. joining us now is a virginia state senator, and an opponent
's in your wallet? lou: the obama administration under increasing fire for how this handling the sequester cuts according to the "washington post" thousands of cancer patients are being denied treatment for cancer clinics all across the country because of sequester cuts to medicare. the administration blaming republicans for sequester but the clinics aren't buying that. they say the obama administration has chosen to oppose the cuts and expensive chemotherapy drugs instead of on the surface side they could absorb the cuts or make do with fewer nurses and that coming from the cancer clinics themselves. more outrageous ways to taxpayer dollars, weekly standard senior vomiting this program rewarded more than $420,000 grant to indiana university to study the correct use of condoms. the research we are told has been completed. scientist have not released those long-awaited findings, but a government website confirms the study did not result in the creation of a single job. hundreds of fast food workers in new york walked off their jobs calling for higher wages and the power to organize a union.
roosevelt to modern era lead rs like reagan, bush and obama are criticized heavily for helping direct the country's economy. looking at washington today, stockton sees a rogue central bank. too much wall street influence. and two political parties at a standstill. all this he arguing is leading to an even bigger fiscal crisis. we're dpoing to forget about the armageddon. this show is about the next couple weeks and months. i'm not thinking a million years from now but i got to ask you about this. first of all, i think this whole fiscal cliff, this whole thing between the two parties is hopeless. why would a republican member of congress, why would they want to raise taxes so they get the joy of screwing people on medicare? that's -- why should a democrat screw the people who depend on him who are living on medicare and social security to get the rich to pay more taxes? neither one of these things seem to work for me politically. why is the president pushing it? >> well, i don't know. it's not going to happen. it's a problem of our divided government. >> would you vote for either one o
. >>> meanwhile, lots of star power on this day here in washington. the first lady, michelle obama, getting a little star-struck herself welcoming harrison ford and the cast of the new film "42" to the white house. >> i want to thank harrison ford. i wanted to say that for a while. harrison ford. so you think you trip because i'm here? i'm tripping out. >> the film is slated to open next week, tells the ground-breaking story of jackie robinson, the first african-american to play major league baseball. also at the event, students from across the country. mrs. obama had a special message for them. >> you will be something great. don't know what it is. i still don't know what i'm going to do with my life. >> happening now, north korea crosses another line in its nuclear defiance. and the u.s. promises to defend itself. we're going to show you how a new korean war might play out. >>> busted in new york. a lawmaker is accused of trying to bribe his way into a powerful job as the city's next mayor. >>> inside a massive school cheating scandal. educators, educators, accused of holding parties to t
section of "the washington post," -- this morning, president obama is to unveil an initiative to map the human brain. on tuesday he will announce a broad new research initiative started with -- a potential senate race here -- hypothetical matchup in the washington times show mark warner being macdonell easily. mcdonnell has not indicated any interest in returning to the seat. and thoughts on north korea south korea? -- giveny concern is the fact that we have speant so much resourcs in iraq and the countyry is tired of war. the country is tired of war at the wrong time. iss coutnryntry, north korea, the real mccoy. i wonder if those resources should have been saved for a situation like this. both korea is to china what syria is to iran. this is a trying time. somebody is sitting there with "eir legs crossed and saying, he watched this." "watched this." when you look at a deficit -- they cannot come together to get things done. china is watching this. is a very trying time. host: front page of "the wall street journal," -- in the money and investing section of "the wall street journal"
for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >>> the obama administration is pushing for banks to make home loans available to americans with weaker credit. cnbc's eamon javers joining us now with more of the details. eamon? >> good evening, brian. the "washington post" reported this story this morning. let me walk you through the details of what they say is a campaign by obama administration officials to push banks to loosen their lending standards when it comes to home mortgages. the "post" saying that the obama administration wants those banks to begin to lend again post-crisis. they say they've ratcheted the standards up too high and they want the banks to use those taxpayer-backed programs that enable them to do it and they're also urging the department of justice to reassure banks they won't be subject to prosecution or investigation if they move toward lending to people with lower credit scores. apparently, obama administration officials now feeling that some of the bank loan requirements of 20% down and near pristine credit scores are too high and that's hurting the housing recovery
barack obama, david axelrod. former congressman and chairman of the national republican campaign committee, former virginia james davis, peggy noonan of the washington street journal. welcome all. we'll talk about two hours of show into one hour. david axelrod on immigration, a lot of republicans don't believe the president wants to sign immigration bill this year. they believe he wants the politics, he wants the political issue because it's been so successful for democrats. >> i understand their paranoia because it was a terribly difficult issue for them and continues to be. he wants this accomplishment. this is a legacy item for him. there is no doubt in my mind he wants to pass comprehensive immigration reform. >> tom davis, can republicans even start talking to hispanics on other issues if this issue isn't put behind them no matter how it turns 0 out? >> first of all, they'll get a vote. you may get like we did it in 2006, a house version and senate version. at that point everybody will have their talking points. the answer is, sure. i think the conversation will continue and
you challenge the president, president obama, is good politics. good politics? and that's why it's so hard to get things done in washington. republicans have been blocking the president on everything. on gun control. on immigration. on gay marriage. on a fair budget. they've even opposed him on policies they used to support. in the process, the gop has made the choice to hurt real americans. all in the name of so-called good politics. if he's for it, they're against it. and the president knows it. >> they've said no to just about every idea i've proposed, every policy i've proposed. even ideas they've traditionally agreed with. no, i'm not exaggerating. i mean, we had situations where they would sponsor bills, i'd say okay, and then they'd say, oh, well if you're okay with it we must be against it. happened a bunch of times. it's true. >> yes, it's true. and thanks to senator graham, we know why and from the first day he took office we've been seeing the blocking, the ugly attacks, the smears. and the manufactured crisis. >> some have said it was indelicate of me to suggest that our t
obama. magazine, theyle traditionally have no interest in washington because they think it is stated, boring, and still, but the sex appeal, for better or worse, in the past four years, it has significantly increased. megan and on politico, mccain, the daughter of senator john mccain, getting a television show. caller: i'd like to say a few things about professor hall's comments about the appearance or real appearance of politicians. i guess that kind of means the old cliche that politics is show business for ugly people is kind of over. more seriously though, i kind of disagree. i do not care what any of these people look like or anything like that and i do not care and i think it kind of underestimates the obvious, which i think is really a big problem here. get thisre you nonsense because the powers that be, whatever it cliche you want to use, they do not think people want to see this serious news. i think if you do put out serious news on a regular basis, by and large, most people would if they thought it had some direct impact on their life. we are talking about the decline in t
conservative political action conference in washington, d.c., and we're with david harsanyi. >> hi there. >> how you doing? >> david is the editor for human events and a former columnist for the denver post. you talk about obama's four horsemen, four issues going into obama's second term. can you describe those for us? >> sure, there's dependency which is not just about welfare and food stamps and can things like that, but a general fundamental change in the way that people react to each other in government. we have debt which is self-ec plan story, but i think the problem's a lot worse than people imagine. there is surrender which is foreign policy chapter, and it's not a neo-con argument, it's more of a reflection of how we believe our place in the world and what it is, and finally it's death which is inevitable for most of us and is about abortion for the most part. >> so this book is being published now in march. how long did you have to put the book together, and were you thinking of obama's second term? what was the timeline for this title? >> i didn't think mitt romney would win,
're most likely just a few weeks away from the obama administration's final decision on whether to give the keystone pipeline a thumbs up or thumbs down. on the eve of the keystone decision, safe to say nearly every environmentalist in washington believes the president will let this happen. but don't underestimate the impact that this story might have on the approval process. a 65-year-old pipeline ruptured in the town of mayflower, arkansas, 22 miles spewing thousands of barrels of oil through a housing development, across lawns and down residential streets. >> so that is a pipeline that is busted and has flooded the neighborhood. and is going all the way to the drain at the end of the street. the smell is unbelievable. i mean, look. incredible. and that is oil. >> oil on the streets of a residential community. exxon is still cleaning up the spill. the question is will pictures like these give environmentalists another opportunity to lobby the president and the new secretary of state john kerry on keystone. last night on chris hayes' new show "all in," one argued the damage in arkansas
sometime in the next few months. it's become a political controversy. just this week president obama was greeted outside a california fundraiser by protesters pushing the president to reject the pipeline extension. texas oil tycoon t. boone pickens knows what it is like to pick an energy fight in washington though he doesn't have much of a winning record. i spoke to him earlier this week about his frustrations in pitching what he calls the pick ens plan. welcome. thanks for being here. >> sure. glad to be here. >> before we talk about energy you said recently washington has the largest group of incompetent people in one place in the world. do you mind elaborating? >> one thing would be we haven't had a budget in five years. i can't imagine operating government without a budget. okay. that's one reason. and another is, you know, i've brought the pickens plan up here. simple plan. get on your own resources. get off opec oil. that's not hard to understand. >> certainly there would be i would think a lot of people in congress who want to support that. >> you'd think so but we never got a
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